|IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018|
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2016 AND 2017continued
(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (RMB) and U.S. dollars (US$),
except for number of shares (or ADS) and per share (or ADS) data)
these assets represent the Groups maximum exposure to credit risk. As of December 31, 2017, the Group has RMB733,010 (US$112,662) in cash and cash equivalents, which is held in cash and demand deposits with several financial institutions in the PRC and Hong Kong. In the event of bankruptcy of one of these financial institutions, the Group may not be able to claim its cash and demand deposits back in full. The Group continues to monitor the financial strength of the financial institutions.
Accounts receivable are typically unsecured and denominated in RMB, derived from revenue earned from customers and agencies in the PRC, which are exposed to credit risk. The risk is mitigated by credit evaluations the Group performs on its customers and its ongoing monitoring process of outstanding balances. The Group maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts and actual losses have generally been within managements expectations. The top five customers accounted for 29% of gross accounts receivable as of December 31, 2017, with each customer representing 10%, 7%, 4%, 4% and 4% of the gross accounts receivable balance, respectively. As of December 31, 2016, the top five customers accounted for 23% of gross accounts receivable, with each customer representing 8%, 4%, 4%, 4% and 3% of the gross accounts receivable balance.
Business and economic risks
The Group participates in a dynamic high technology industry and believes that changes in any of the following areas could have a material adverse effect on the Groups future financial position, results of operations or cash flows: changes in the overall demand for services and products; changes in business offerings; competitive pressures due to new entrants; advances and new trends in new technologies and industry standards; changes in bandwidth suppliers; changes in certain strategic relationships or customer relationships; regulatory considerations; copyright regulations; and risks associated with the Groups ability to attract and retain employees necessary to support its growth. The Groups operations could be adversely affected by significant political, economic and social uncertainties in the PRC.
Currency convertibility risk
Substantially all of the Groups operating activities are transacted in RMB, which is not freely convertible into foreign currencies. All foreign exchange transactions take place either through the Peoples Bank of China or other banks authorized to buy and sell foreign currencies at the exchange rates quoted by the Peoples Bank of China. Approval of foreign currency payments by the Peoples Bank of China or other regulatory institutions requires submitting a payment application form together with suppliers invoices, shipping documents and signed contracts.
Foreign currency exchange rate risk
The functional currency and the reporting currency of the Company are the US$ and the RMB, respectively. The Companys exposure to foreign currency exchange rate risk primarily relates to cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and accounts payable denominated in the U.S. dollar. On June 19, 2010, the Peoples Bank of China announced the end of the RMBs de facto peg to the US$, a policy which was instituted in late 2008 in the face of the global financial crisis, to further reform the RMB exchange rate regime and to enhance the RMBs exchange rate flexibility. On March 15, 2014, the Peoples Bank of China announced the widening of the daily trading band for RMB against US$. The depreciation of the US$ against RMB was approximately 6.29% in 2017. Most of the Companys revenues and costs are denominated in RMB, while a portion of cash and